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It could have been the end. Sunningdale Agreement. Three parts of the Sunningdale Agreement 1:Northern Ireland Assembly 2:Northern Ireland Executive 3:Council of Northern Ireland. The different partys of the Northern Ireland Assembly :

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Three parts of the Sunningdale Agreement

1:Northern Ireland Assembly

2:Northern Ireland Executive

3:Council of Northern Ireland


The different partys of the Northern Ireland Assembly:

UUPUlster Unionist Party:

they want(ed) a coalition with Great Britain and had been the biggest unionist party in Northern Ireland. Protestants and peaceful.

A part of the UUP didn´t want to share the leading of Northern Ireland with catholics.

Alliance Party Of Northern Ireland:

stood for a coalition with Great Britain,too. But just as long as the majority of the population would want it. On the other hand they could imagine a united Ireland

SDLPSocial Democratic And Labour Party:

peaceful organisation, whose members would like to have a united Ireland. A republican Ireland.


Northern Ireland Assembly

parlament for Northern Ireland, failed in the past, regency from London

protestant mijority in the past

elected by proportional representation (78 seats)‏

3rd mai: 1973 law for northern Ireland Assembly

28th june: votes for the Northern Ireland Assembly

involved partys: the national interested party SDLP, a part of the UUP and the Alliance Party Of Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland Executive

an above party-lines acting government with members from different extractions

famous members were:

Brian Faulkner: ancient prime minister from Northern Ireland as Chief Executive,

Gerry Fitt: the president of the national interested party SDLP as Co-Chief Executive,

John Hume as trading minister,

Oliver Napier as justice minister


Council of Northern Ireland

should help to optimize the negotiations between Northern Ireland and the republic Ireland

elected by the Britain prime minister Edward Heath and the Irish Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave

two-part Council composed of

1:Council of ministers:

7 ministers of the coalition (UUP, SDLP, Alliance Party Of Northern Ireland)‏

7 ministers of the Britain Government

they should advise and supervise.

2:Consultative Assembly:

30 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly

30 members of the Dáíl Éireann ( parlament of the republican Ireland)‏


Council of Northern Ireland

9th december: publication of these adjucations known as the



Reactions and fail of the agreement

10th december 1973: foundation of the Ulster Army Council, they were afraid of influences from the republican Ireland

January 1974: a majority of the UUP wanted to exit from the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Faulkner abdicated, Harry West replaced him

Parlament-votes in february:

the UUUC (United Ulster Unionist Council)‏

won 11 from 12 constituencys.

15th may:general strike which took two weeks,organised by the UWC (Ulster Workers Council)‏

28th may: Faulkner dismissed and so the Sunningdale Agreement failed.